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university law center and won a seat in the maryland senate. in 1975, he would elected president of the maryland s. in '81, he is elected to represent the congressional district. with speaker pelosi, he has kept an unrelenting focus on america's struggling workers. we look forward to hearing his thought about the right course to take. please come and join me in welcoming steny hoyer. [applause] >> thank you very much. i am always pleased to be here. i am particularly pleased to be here facilitated by the action fund. thank you very much. i had the opportunity to speak before we came in. i am always pleased to be here with my good in here from martin frost. thank you for being here. america has faced its share of trials, at times when not as our economy but our nation seemed in decline. each time with ingenuity, hard work, and are distinctly american optimism, we have built our way out and we have to emerge stronger. no one doubts this as one of those tested times. the question will be in front of us is not where we are. it is where we go from here. it is a choice between too dram
say where i'm coming from, i hope you'll appreciate this. governor o'malley brags about maryland being first in the education and he should brag about it. it is something that he should never take for granted. we're tenth. who would have believed a few years ago arkansas would be tenth in those rankings? and what's wha that's done is it's changed both inside and outside our state the image and the view. and the relationship and it's from high-tech, it's from the hewlett packards and the versance of the world and all those jobs to the manufacturing sector where we've created over 25,000 new jobs in the midst of this recession. it is the combination that he was talking about. and increasing what we already have and not forgetting our existing businesses at the same time though that we try to attract new ones. it's all of the microthing that is everyone is talking about. it's what the governor was talking about about keeping your people in your state. but you've got to be able to educate them and provide the good jobs so they don't go to atlanta or baltimore to get a good job. it's all of
."on-line safety and discussions with the maryland attorney general and cable your president. >> the u.s. institute of peace hosted a discussion friday in washington examining the state of education in southern sudan in africa. experts from the state department and world bank discussed, the lessons learned on developing education systems in country's devastated by war and the future of education in the region. this is 1.5 hours. >> good morning, everybody. let me thank you all for coming. i am a senior program officer here at u.s. ip. i am going to ask everyone to please turn off your cell phones which can interfere with the communications equipment that we have here today. we appreciate the good audience, here. let me welcome a few people. i will notice that we are being recorded by c-span today so you might see yourself on tv. today is a somewhat significant day for sudan. we are six months away from the deadline on the referendum on whether southern sudan reminds part of part of the country or secedes. the issue we're talking about today is relating but does not get nearly as much attention but
now. i hope you will appreciate this. governor o'malley brags about maryland being first in the education rankings. he should be proud. it is something that he should not take for granted. we're 10th. who would have believed, a few years ago, arkansas would be tent in those rankings? what it has done is change to both inside and outside our state the image and the view and the relationship -- it is from high tech, and hewlett-packard, verizon, all of those jobs, to the manufacturing sector, where we have created over 25,000 jobs -- new jobs. with increased what we -- we have increased what we already have an attractive new business. it is all the micra things everyone is talking about. -- micro things that everyone is talking about. you keep people in your state. you educate them. you provide good jobs. yet is all of the individual things that everybody is talk -- is all of the individual things that everybody is talking about. -- it is all of the individual things that everybody is talking about. education is key to economic development -- cradle to grave. workforce trai
the commerce clause from maryland versus wertz, 1968. justice harlan who acquired the standard where they have a chosen regulatory scheme necessary to the protection of commerce, our investigation is at an end. in the city of bernie case, 1997, the court pulled out of thin air a new test, and the test is whether the legislation is proportionate and congruent, and that is the test which justice scalia so roundly criticized saying it was flabby and it was an excuse for a judicial legislation. now, would you take harlan's test as opposed to the congruence and proportionality test. >> senator specter, justice scalia is not the only person who has been critical of the test. a number of people have noted that the test, which is, of course, a test relating to congress' power to legislate under section 5 of the 14th amendment, that the test has led to some apparently inconsistent results in different cases so you have a case like garrett on the one hand and a case like tennessee versus land on the other >> i know those cases very well. 5-4. o'connor went the other way, but they used proportionate cong
's an interesting book, i think it was rine hart and ro golf, professor from the university of maryland and from harvard who wrote a book "this time it's different" which chronicles the last years of history and once you get to 90% of debt to gdp, really bad things happen to one's economy. and we're close to that number. aren't we too late given the fact that the president isn't engaged and we're still at the commission level? >> alan said he couldn't quite hear. >> i have a hearing aid, but i would left it in the hotel. and somehow, the reverb ration, i can hear all that here but i don't quite get the corner. so it was a tough question and therefore i'll give it toers kin. >> we finish each other's sentences, we have dinner together the two of us all the time. we are partners completely. all good questions governor sanford, there are lots of skeptics. some commissions have worked, some haven't. al served on one that worked very well on the iraq study commission where i think now 59 of the recommendations have been adopted. as i said, i did personally negotiate the first balanced budget in our g
and the food goes far and wide. we, in the state of maryland, rely heavily on our friends in the gulf for oysters, for the well-known and yummy gulf shrimp, and not regrettably, but they are a good supplement to our wonderful chesapeake bay blue crabs. we need to know that seafood is safe, and the american public needs to know that the seafood is safe for the simple reason that we want them to continue to feel comfortable buying gulf products so that the economic consequences is not multiplied where first of all they have closed the fishing areas, and that i have closed the beaches, but they have closed the fishing areas and then people say, well, i'm not going the buy it, because i worry about it. one, we need to insure the safety and then we need good public information about that. i want to come back to that, but i want to go right this idea of the unified command and who does what. i have been concerned about the unified command, because it sounds, to me, like when i heard it, it sounded so cool and command and control and decisive and quit-witted and swift of boat and foot. but w
to justify the the investment needed. -- needed." the first call comes from jeremy, baltimore, maryland. go ahead. caller: how's it going? thank you fo[no audio] host: jeremy? caller: hello? host: go ahead. caller: i do not think it would be the most prudent thing to do right now given our current economic standing. i think we should cut back on spending. i do not think that this would be themost prudent thing to do. not for government spending. host: you think that the private sector can do a better job at extending the reach of the internet into these rural areas it? caller: considering our government spending right now, i think it right now it would not be the most prudent thing for the government to do. we should try other means, expanding things. i think that that will probably be a lot better if we give the private industry a try. hos more from "the new york times," article in the business section this morning. "for some it will mean the difference between isolation and being connected to the rest of the world. "if you have no high-speed internet connection it is almost impossible to
, thomas cook, andrew schneider, maryland to >> -- marilyn, del loveless, jim offstra, and a labor reporter for bloomberg news. [applause] don blankenship is one of the country's most talked-about co's because of his extensive involvement in local and state politics. but in recent months, he has been at the center of news stories and congressional investigations related to a disaster at his company's other big french mine in moscow, was virginia -- montcoal, west virginia. before the mine explosion, he was the subject of a book, "cold river." as a child in deaf west virginia, he had no indoor plumbing. as a young man, you work in a coal mine to put himlf through college. he became an accountant and which is way up to head the country's fourthargest coal company. with current legislation making its way through congress and investigations continuing, mr. blankenship continue to be a figure in the news this year. he is here to discuss his views on the need for more surface mining. please welcome don blankenship. >> i want to thank everyone for being here. i want to give some protection -- pers
the gentleman from maryland, congressman cummings. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. secretary salazar. one of the things that we are -- that we had with the coast guard sub commitet and transportation committee and one of the things that we were concerned about is the -- what role do you all see the coast guard playing in the future? you know, the legislation passed by the committee on transportation infrastructure will require much more significant role for the coast guard and the approval of the oil spill response plans which is crucial given that the coast guard is responsible for managing the response to the spills. so what steps, if any, mms and the coast guard taking now to strengthen the role of the coast guard and by the way, that's been one of their complaints that they're asked to be responsible for overseeing the cleanup, but they don't have enough say in creating the plan. did you know that? they've actually testified to that. either one of you. >> congressman cummings, if i may, the role that we have seen play out with respect to the response with the deepwater horizon blowout
and have put them out. host: what is located in fort meade, maryland? guest: there is really this alternative geography. to get there, you need to look at this map that we have put together. in order to tell you how big it is, we tried to count the number of organizations that operate at the to secret level, the number of contractors that operate at a top-secret level. we do not go that specific, but then he looked around the country -- we looked around the country for the high concentrations around the country. this is where the concentration is the most tense. the reason is because the national security agency is there, the largest intelligence agency in the country. the concentration there is based on the needs of the nsa, so you have hundreds of contractors that have gathered around the national security agency to serve the agency. so between the agency, other secret government organizations in the area, contractors that have come to help the agency do what it does, the largest concentration in theountry. it is an interesting way to look at the country. we have sort of ca
know the epidemic is not spread so if you one-- pick one state maryland, you could say most of the cases are in baltimore and montgomery, prince george's county but even in the city so in the district of columbia it is concentrated so there is much more hiv is to the river here than other parts. so the geographic issues are something we think the strategy needs to address. >> can i just say also, piece of this puzzle is that i think, tell the passage of the affordable care act, the dealing with health disparies and the gap in access to good care were dramatic, and some of that have differentlevels of eligibility for medicaid. that will change. states have different outreach efforts with the doubling of the community health center footprint that occurred because the recovery act, that will change. with the pipeline for additional medical providers, particularly medical providers coming out of minority communities. i think we have me strategies now in place and some funding now in place that goes directly to some of the disparities, some of which are geographic and some of whi
initiated a conversation with america callefor places like montana and maryland and colorado. our view has been that it is time for america to move forward with a new conservation agenda that meets the challenges of the 21st century. as the chairman is well aware, the conservation fund has not been funded since its creation in the 1960's. how we move forward with that is important and we look forward to working with you on that issue. >> as you are aware, there are many parallels between this disaster in the gulf of mexico and the disaster that struck in my congressional district just a couple of weeks before the deepwater horizon when we lost 29 braved cold miners in a coal mining tragedy. there are some that say we should wait for results of an investigation before we move forward, even though unsafe conditions are well-documented and continue to exist after the tragedies have occurred. the believe that congress should wait for the results of the ongoing investigation before moving forward on the type of legislation we are discussing today or is there a need to move forward, now? what's
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